Statement on the Passage of Financial Reform, Right to Try Legislation | Speaker.gov

Washington—Today, the House passed the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act and the Trickett Wendler, Frank Mongiello, Jordan McLinn, and Matthew Bellina Right to Try Act. Following their passage, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) released this statement:

“Today, the House passed two critical pieces of bipartisan legislation that are soon to become law. We look forward to sending these bills to the president’s desk.”

Financial Regulatory Reform

“This is a major step forward in freeing our economy from overregulation. Our smaller banks are engines of growth. By lending to small businesses and offering banking services for consumers, these institutions are and will remain vital for millions of Americans who participate in our economy. By tailoring regulation for these institutions, this bill opens the door to new opportunities for families and small businesses. This critical reform could not have happened without the commitment of my friend Jeb Hensarling, who has driven the House’s efforts to bring regulatory relief to the financial system and the Americans who depend on it.”

Right to Try

“Terminally ill patients—and their loved ones—deserve the opportunity to try whatever option is available that may offer a chance for a longer life. For patients who may not qualify for certain trials—or who have tried all other options—this bill will allow them to access experimental treatments and therapies. I want to recognize Reps. Brian Fitzpatrick and Andy Biggs, as well as Chairman Greg Walden, for all their work on this issue. Fundamentally, this is about honoring the will of patients and their families.”